Must-See Art Guide: Museum Roundup

This week's guide surveys the best current museum shows in Berlin, Bilbao, Beijing, London, Los Angeles, New York, and Paris.

Andres Serrano, The Other Christ. Courtesy of the Red Brick museum.

Fellow art travelers, just because the year is coming to a close, doesn’t mean that museums or galleries must follow suit. Chances are you’re cozied up somewhere with a cup of cocoa waiting for your in-laws to get the hint and hit the road—but if you happen to be in one of these major cities, we’ve rounded up our favorite museum exhibitions from each. Whether you’re in London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, Beijing, or New York, you’ll always have some art to sneak off to.

In Asia, Beijing’s Red Brick Art Museum presents a thorough examination of Andres Serrano, packing in 53 photographs and videos from a wide array of the artist’s major series. Popping over to Europe, you have the sumptuous “Art and Space” exhibition at the Guggenheim Bilbao, which pays tribute to the legendary building with Modern and contemporary masterworks by the likes of Lucio Fontana, Eduardo Chillida, and Eva Hesse. Londoners, you still have time to visit the authoritative Tate Modern retrospective of Amedeo Modigliani, which brings together some of the artist’s most stunning and sensuous nudes. Over in Los Angeles, the ever-popular Yayoi Kusama gets our pick with her “Infinity Mirrors” installation. It’s only on view until New Year’s Day, so hurry if you want to get a peek—if you can still get tickets.

Meanwhile, Berlin hosts the multimedia work of Monica Bonvicini, an artist whose diverse practice is unified by her fascination with architecture. In neighboring France, Parisians get to explore the riotous, celebratory, and timeless black-and-white photography of Malick Sidibé at the Centre Pompidou. This notably marks the very first retrospective of the artist outside of Africa, and is an unmissable tribute to one of the most underrated photographers of our time. Another artist who is finally getting their due is Carolee Schneemann, whose “Kinetic Painting” show at MoMA PS1 in New York represents the first serious survey of her 60-year career. It’s about time.

Find our full list of picks below, and get ready to ring in a very art-filled New Year.


Exhibition:Andres Serrano: An American Perspective
November 5, 2017–February 25, 2018
Red Brick Art Museum, Maquanying West Road, Shunbai Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

Alyson Shotz, Object for Reflection (2017). Courtesy of the Guggenheim Bilbao.

Exhibition:Art and Space
December 5, 2017–April 15, 2018
Guggenheim Bilbao, Avenida Abandoibarra 2, Bilbao, Spain

Amedeo Modigliani, Jeanne Hébuterne (1919). Courtesy of the Tate Modern.

November 23, 2017–April 2, 2018
Tate Modern, Bankside, London, United Kingdom

“Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.” Courtesy of the Broad.

Exhibition:Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors
October 21, 2017–January 1, 2018
The Broad, 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Monica Bonvicini, Breathing (2017). Courtesy of Berlinische Galerie.

Exhibition:Monica Bonvicini. 3612,54 m³ vs 0,05 m³
September 16, 2017–February 26, 2018
Berlinische Galerie, Alte Jakobstrasse 124–128, Berlin, Germany

Malick Sidibé, Untitled (c. 1970). Courtesy of the Fondation Cartier.

Exhibition:Malick Sidibé: Mali Twist
October 20, 2017–February 28, 2018
Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, 261 boulevard Raspail, Paris, France

Carolee Schneemann, Eye Body: 36 Transformative Actions for Camera (1963/2005). Courtesy of MoMA PS1.

Exhibition:Carolee Schneemann: Kinetic Painting
October 22, 2017–March 11, 2018
MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY­



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